GUIDE: Los Angeles

DRINK UP

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    Abigaile

    1301 Manhattan Ave.

    Hermosa Beach

    Cuisine: Bar, Californian, New American, Pub, Tapas

    $$

    What do you get when you cross a Baptist church with punk rock royalty? A hip farm-to-table haunt in Hermosa Beach, of course. READ REVIEW

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    Baldoria Kitchen & Bar

    243 S. San Pedro St.

    Little Tokyo (Downtown)

    Cuisine: Bar, Italian, New American, Pizza

    $

    This new spot in Little Tokyo promises small plates in a setting where “anything is up for grabs”—think chorizo, shishitos, and crème fraîche on your pizza. To wash it down, there’s plenty of craft beer and even craftier, “limited edition” cocktails, bottled and poured to order. READ REVIEW

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    Belcampo Meat Co.

    Multiple Locations:
    Santa Monica, Los Angeles, West Hollywood

    Cuisine: American, Butcher, Steak

    $$$

    Belcampo doesn’t stop at just knowing where their food is sourced; they pride themselves on shepherding the food chains beginning to end, from humanely raising cattle, to serving fanciful meals replete with farm-fresh drinks. READ REVIEW

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    Citizen

    184 N. Canon Dr.

    Beverly Hills

    Cuisine: American, Bar, New American, Southern

    $$$

    After opening a string of highly acclaimed restaurants in Northern California, chef Scott Howard nails his American comfort food mantra at Citizen, flaunting his knack for sharable, snack-able plates. READ REVIEW

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    Margo's

    1534 Montana Ave.

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Californian

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    Restaurateur Mark Verge hails from five generations of Santa Monicans, and he's paying tasty tribute to that legacy with Margo's—named for his mother—serving up hyper-seasonal, "California modern" fare. READ REVIEW

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    Mohawk Bend

    2141 W. Sunset Blvd.

    Echo Park

    Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Vegan, Vegetarian

    $$

    Vegans and vegetarians—you’re covered. With food, and even some 60+ California craft beers, including vegan brews. Great pizza and burgers too. READ REVIEW

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    The Independence

    205 Broadway

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    Owner Jonathan Chu replaced his long-running Buddha’s Belly on the corner with this restaurant and bar, which combines eclectic comfort food with Copa d’Oro partner Vincenzo Marianella’s vaunted cocktails, named for stops along the LA & I train route. READ REVIEW

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    The Morrison

    3179 Los Feliz Blvd.

    Atwater Village

    Cuisine: American, Pub

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    Tapping into the city’s hamburger market is no easy task, but The Morrison is well on their way to curating a burger bible that is all their own. READ REVIEW

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    The York

    5018 York Blvd.

    Highland Park

    Cuisine: Pub

    $$

    Stepping from forlorn street surroundings through the glass doors of The York is like stumbling into a hipster fantasyland. Inside, Highland Park locals down microbrews READ REVIEW

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    Venice Beach Wines

    529 Rose Ave.

    Venice

    Cuisine: Californian, Sandwich

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    It started as a grab-and-go bottle shop—a shoe box nook packed from floor-to-ceiling with boutique wine from around the world and some 30 craft beers—but quickly blossomed into one of Venice’s tiniest but most beloved wine bars. READ REVIEW


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